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Harvey storms through Texas postal system

August 31, 2017 03:10 PM

Mail service and retail operations were disrupted in the East Texas region devastated by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

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U.S. Postal Service contemplates 50¢ stamp

August 29, 2017 03:30 PM

“Postal officials didn’t spell out what any of the new rates would be,” Dead Tree Edition, a website that covers postal issues, reported Aug. 26.

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Postmarks extend excitement of Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

August 27, 2017 08:00 AM

The explosion of solar eclipse postmarks that began with last week’s listing continues this week.

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USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services no longer accepting foreign credit card payments

August 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Linn’s had asked what percentage of sales would the policy affect. The USPS said that information was “deemed proprietary” and would not be disclosed.

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Coast-to-coast eclipse postmarks include ‘landfall’ marking in Oregon

August 17, 2017 05:00 PM

The total solar eclipse sweeping across the United States Aug. 21 is the theme for numerous pictorial cancels in this week’s listings.

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Continuing decline in first-class mail volume highlights ‘strong headwinds’ facing USPS

August 14, 2017 09:45 AM

Double-digit increases in package mail volume have continued, but the executives noted that it’s more costly to move than letter mail and doesn’t contribute as much to the Postal Service’s overall expenses as first-class and marketing mail.

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USPS addresses filthy facilities, UN continues World Heritage series: Week’s Most Read

August 04, 2017 09:00 AM

Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial ‘postage reselling’ program received some serious scrutiny.

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USPS ‘postage reselling’ program scrutinized

August 01, 2017 08:45 AM

An investigative firm in Washington, D.C., has called into question some of the price discounting behind the Postal Service’s ‘postage reselling’ program.
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